Operating or Ministry Budget
This is the primary source of funding for Hillview United Methodist Church. It covers strategic outreach to Boise and around the world, as well as providing our day to day ministries, worship, staff salaries and operations of the church. It relies 100% on your giving.
The Christian Path – Tithing
John Wesley, Founder of the Methodist movement, offered three pieces of practical stewardship advice: Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can. Because of all that God has given us, we are called to share God’s joy with others, especially the poor. Giving to the church enables all of us as Christ’s body to serve those within and those outside the church.
Beyond being able to help others through our gifts, giving is an act of faithful discipleship. The more generously we give, the more our hearts are opened to God, the more we grow in our faith. The standard for our giving is the tithe, 10% of our income. Each year we strive to step closer to this goal. Tithing allows every person to contribute and participate equally in supporting the ministries of the church.
Ways to Give
- Cash, checks, automatic withdrawal, credit cards: You may choose to give weekly or monthly with a check or cash that you bring or mail to the church. You may prefer to have an automatic withdrawal made from your checking or credit card account. You may do this by clicking on the Give Now button and completing the appropriate fields.
- Gifts other than cash and checks: You may give stocks, mutual funds, bonds, insurance, real estate, jewelry, and other personal property. Often the donor can realize a tax benefit. Contact the church at 208-375-0392.
- Gifts through estate planning: Estate planning allows you to leave a legacy for your children, grandchildren, and ongoing ministry of Hillview United Methodist Church. You may give through insurance, wills, trusts, charitable gift annuities, retirement accounts and life estates.